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Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830-2253
607.937.5371
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Corning
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass... more » Owner description: The Corning Museum of Glass offers unique opportunities to explore glass: Live glassmaking demonstrations, Make Your Own Glass, hands-on glass exhibits, and stunning glass art collections. « less
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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157 reviews 157 reviews
30 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

From the moment we drove into the parking lot we were impressed with this museum. The staff were are so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. It is clear that the people employed here want to be here! We strolled through the small grocery-sized glass market (gift shop) and it took everything in our power to continue without stopping to buy the... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, reviewing, and joining us as a member. We really appreciate your thorough review and interest in all that we offer. I will certainly pass on your comments to the supervisors of the staff that you mentioned; their excellent work will not go overlooked! Check our website frequently, and stay tuned for communication from us regarding more... More

Cresskill, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I think anyone would enjoy this museum. The building alone is a creation, and the informational exhibits were lovely to look at and explore. The display of glass pieces, and works of arts were endless! The live demonstrations were done so well, with lots of interesting facts, action, and humor! And the museum shop is also fun to explore.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit during your travel to The Southern Finger Lakes. We find glass fun and exciting, making us eager to share what we know and collect with guests like you. Thanks again and hopefully we see you again soon! More

Port Hope, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We made a special trip to visit this museum and were absolutely delighted with it. The entire operation was run in a visitor friendly but sophisticated fashion with something for people of all ages. And there were people of all ages there with us. We found the scope of the collection on display was breathtaking and I was pleased that... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and write a review. We aim to appeal to all ages, and from the sounds of your review we hit the nail on the head. I will be sure to share your review with the staff. We hope you visit us again when we have more contemporary glass and demo programing... More

Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The three hour drive was worth it. The museum was very large. We were there from about 10:30 am to closing and still didn't really see or do it all. It was very interactive, which means that kids of all ages should have a decent time. The shows are definitely worth it. We loved the raffle done in the live... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. It sounds like you made great memories with us. Remember that your admission is always good for 2 consecutive days, inviting you to stay overnight at one of our partner properties that offer packages. That way you can see it all and even pick up your glass project the next day instead of... More

Corning, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Even though it is a small museum, it is very unique and interesting. A must see is the hot glass show where you can watch real people make real glass sculptures right in front of your eyes. The glassmarket is where you can purchase a multitude of glass items, most of which are quite expensive, so don't break anything! For... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. With art, history, and science on display, we trust that guests will find something that speaks to their interest and even find a new interest in glass. The Hot Glass Show is a popular part of the museum experience; the live and narrated demonstration allows guests to see the process from start... More

Groveland, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I haven't been to this Museum in probably 15 years. It had greatly improved it's presentation. Let me begin by saying my wife and I took 2 of the grand kids to this, aged 9 and 11, boys. While they very much enjoyed some of the hands on exhibits (e.g. periscope, whisper egg, etc.) and the live glass blowing demonstration... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thanks for the return trip and the review! We love to hear about memories being made and art being explored. We are glad your wife made the reservation to get the boys into a class; they tend to fill up quickly. We hope that visitors, as well as locals to the region, take your lead to visit us again or... More

WNY
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I think most will find this stop well worth it. The place is not to large so it will not take all day to visit. The demo's are worth stopping for. The gift shop is actually well priced considering it's location inside of the museum.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review and provide travel tips for future visitors. It sounds like the live demonstrations were a highlight for you. We hope you visit our website often to check out our online collection and also see what's new from an event and outreach standpoint. Thanks again! More

warsaw, ny
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My family and I have been going to CMOG now for the past several month. Each time we blow another piece of glass - either an ornament or a sculpture! We can't get enough of the artfulness of making your own design, with the help of a skilled gaffer of course!

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you are enjoying our glass collection regularly and creating your own collection too. We hope with the frequency of your visit that you've considered membership; you receive lots of great perks! Thanks for your visits and review! More

PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

There were so many aspects of the museum to enjoy: the history, the science, the museum, the demonstrations, and the store! It was a unique and fun way to enjoy something that we generally take for granted. Many of the gift shop items are made in China but there are sections that have items from local artists (and these items... More

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you discovered that the history of glass includes information on cultures, as well as the art and science of glass that we sometimes forget about. It's great to hear that you made the trip up (the highways just keep getting better from PA!). We hope you took the time to Make Your... More

Burdett, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Near the old Corning Glass Works, this tour is well worth the fee. You even see some artisans at work. Of course, the gift shop is enormous but beware -some items are made in China and not here! I found that disgusting.

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Kerry M, Marketing Staff at Corning Museum of Glass, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It sounds like you found enjoyment and value in your experience with the art, history, and science of glass. It even sounds like you visited the historic Gaffer District downtown. We hope you found it easy to navigate the size and scope of objects available in the GlassMarket. With a full range of locally made art,... More

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